Mini-Disk Aquisition System (MiniDAS)


From the creators of FDAS, CyanLine’s Fast-Disk Acquisition System, comes MiniDAS, a portable, installable, live forensic analysis environment. Sporting a simple user interface, the brains of FDAS, and based on Kali Linux, this operating system provides an easy acquisition process and suite of digital, network, RAM, and password forensic tools. You must register an account with CyanLine, and be approved to download.


The only software that allows you to capture critical, yet often over-looked evidence that is on every suspect’s hard drive, including:
S.M.A.R.T. Information
  • Number of hours in use
  • Power Cycle count
  • Errors on drive

Initially designed for law enforcement, a key feature of CyanLine’s revolutionary Fast-Disk Acquisition System is now stand-alone software available for FREE for a limited time.

What It Is

  • A Forensic Live ISO usable via DVD or USB stick
  • User-friendly interface guides the user through the acquisition process
  • Based on Kali Linux (network and forensics-focused Linux distribution) and offers a number of well known forensic tools
  • Specially crafted environment for conducting a forensically sound analysis
  • Written to support modern forensic image analysis format


  • Boot standard PCs that support Debian based Linux
  • Installable to a USB
  • Source drive acquisition and acquisition verification
  • Support for GNU DD and EWF acquisition formats
  • Capable of dynamically picking up connected devices
  • Acquisition Documentation
  • Evidence destination filesystem support for FAT, NTFS, and EXT
  • HPA temporary removal, acquisition and data collection
  • DCO data collection
  • Evidence device health statistics collection
  • Evidence device identification info collection
  • View live acquisition and hashing progress
  • And much more

This is a free product, however all downloadable products are manually approved first.

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